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BEST BTS STYLES FOR BOYS

Kids’ imaginations have been running wild all summer with new movies, new toys… and now NEW SHOES! Thanks to Skechers Kids’ innovations, unique looks and cool comfort, back-to-school tracks are now a must-have treat. Check out these five hot styles from our style merchandisers; they’re sure to cover the halls this fall.

OUT OF THIS WORLD

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The first pair that got my attention looked straight out of an alien odyssey movie. Our Skech-X: Cosmic Foam collection rocks a thick cushioned “Cosmic Foam” midsole that’s moon-speckled and that screams bounce! An edgy circuit board pattern with bright neon accents on a stretchy high-top design make this pair truly stand out.

INFINITE FUN

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90561_SMLTWhen he’s ready to explore the dark universe: Street Lightz 2.0 – Skech-Rayz are here! This pair of metallic Hot Lights shoes feature step activated lights that chase his steps to give a cool trailing effect and they stay lit to catch up with his sprint! To top it off this shoe features an infinity mirrored light on the top of the toe area that will leave him mesmerized.

 

FUEL UP WITH COLOR

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If he doesn’t want a toy on his foot and wants a pair of shoes that will “magically” make him jump higher, run faster, and make him the next sports hero, then the Skech-Air 3.0 – Downswitch is for him! It’s easy to strap in and play on. 14 air-cushioned pods surround a cool sporty zig-zag designed sole for plush that performs. Then there’s Nitrate – this super-lightweight lace-up pair features Skech-Knit mesh which is breathable and durable, and with a 3D printed design on the outside and air-cooled memory foam insoles that keep him looking and feeling cool.

BOLD AND BRIGHT

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For the boy who wants every step to be a statement, there are Energy Lights! With seven different colors and 11 different light-up options, the party is ready to start when he steps into the room! Easy-to-recharge batteries will give him six hours of continuous lighting options that will have this kid feeling cool. These shoes have a classic leather mid-top silhouette, but with a blast of lights on the bottom. This pair is so cool that they’re now available in adult sizes!

Tell us which boys’ shoe is your favorite for fall… and check out our top five girls’ styles in our other BTS post!

BEST BTS STYLES FOR GIRLS

Welcome back to our all-girls’ edition of hot BTS styles! Our Top Five line-up has all of the sparkles, bling, lights and comfort you’d expect from Skechers Kids… and then some! Our product gurus have selected an adorbs collection of so-cute styles sure to have all eyes on the girl in class. Read on!

SHINE BRIGHT

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10833_BKMTWho doesn’t love shiny, sparkly shoes? Air Lites are the perfect fit for a stand-out girl who wants her shoes to be the center of attention.  This new addition to the S-Lights collection includes a new lighted technology show cased from toe to heel, a totally fun look.

And when it’s time to tone down the sparkle, a heart shaped on/off switch keeps the focus on the beautiful metallic-colored stitching surrounding the shoe. And the easy bungee closure makes for quick access to start dazzling through the day!

TIME TO SHINE

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10771_RSGD Just in time for BTS, Skechers introduces Energy Lights in Rose Gold! This blush beauty is ready to stand out in a crowd. It’s available up to a size 7 youth, in a metallic shade that will make a girl feel trend-right and fashion-forward during the day and ready to light up and stand out in the dark.

The same exciting Energy Lights features are included: seven different blinking color lights included in 11 fun light-up sequences, an on/off tongue switch and a chargeable battery so the fun never ends!

SO-COOL COMFORTS

girlbts4Here are two sweet ways to give your girl tons of style, with comfort included! The newest addition to the bubbly Skech-Air family, Skech-Air Ultra – Sparkle City is a sparkling star with girly glitz: pink and purple ombre details in a comfy mesh upper, filled with Skechers Air-Cooled Memory Foam. This sneaker is the complete package; it looks adorable and feels comfortable for all-day wear at school and for play at home. You can find it at select Skechers retail stores.

And the stretchy, spunky Diamond Runner sneaker includes Skechers Air-Cooled Memory Foam for fresh and comfy all-day wear, a stretchy EZ sock fit design that molds to your foot and a high apex upper for a cool, sporty look.  Cheerful color pops, sleek black mesh and sparkly laces make this style very trendy and fresh! Every girl will want to stay active when wearing this cool jogger!

PRETTY POP PRINCESS

girlbts5Twinkle Toes presents Shuffles – Rockin Stars! This Twinkle Star showcases how to look glamorous in a light-up high-top with sequined star cutouts and vibrant hot pink rock glitter. An on/off switch is also included for when you need to turn off the toe cap lights. The metallic black material makes her spunky yet dainty, ready to take on another day in the limelight!

We love this new girls’ line-up – which is your favorite? Tell us in the comments! 

GET CHARGED FOR ENERGY LIGHTS

Our Energy Lights rechargeable shoes have been a huge hit this year – our kids’ styles have flown off the shelves since they launched, and now they’re available for adults as well! Everyone loves wearable technology, and these sneakers have so many light combinations (seven unique lights, four different modes and up to six hours on a single charge) that the world can’t get enough of them. Plus, they’re so easy to charge and go – Energy Lights even come with their own USB cable!

Here’s how simple Energy Lights are to charge and use:

1. LIFT FLAPS – Right behind each sneaker’s tongue is Energy Lights’ charging port – just flip up the tongue flap cover, and you’re ready for charging.

2. INSERT CABLES – Energy Lights have a dual cable so you can charge both shoes simultaneously. Just insert the cables into the ports on each shoe (make sure to push the end of the USB firmly into the port, so that the shoe will properly charge).

3. PLUG IN – Connect the other side of the cable to a computer, or a USB plug adapter if you have one. Once the cable is properly connected, the lights on the sole will flash red when it’s charging.

4. UNPLUG AND GO – It’ll take approximately two hours for your Energy Lights to fully charge – the red lights on the sole will turn off once they’re done charging. Make sure to unplug the cables when done (don’t overcharge or leave plugged in overnight).

Once you’re done wearing your Energy Lights, you can hold the power button on your tongue down for three seconds to turn them off.

Still need to get a pair? You can find them here. Leave your Energy Lights questions for us in the comments!

Skechers, Skies, Sandals and Scones!

Time to Socialize, Skecherize and Summerize!

Finding your favourite summer style is now only one click away! Our girl Stephanie from ChicSophistic shows us how she found her go-to sandals on our website and how she’ll be spending the season in SKECHERS.

I have been living the life of a blogger for quite some time now and really just can’t ever get enough! I am excited to wake up every day, look up at the sky and think “where will this take me next?” The beauty of pursuing your dreams and really reaching for the stars, is that you realize at some point, your future is directly linked to your choices now… and to the decisions that you make today!

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Being a blogger has its perks for sure, but it definitely isn’t always as easy and effortless as it looks! Some days are filled with back-to-back meetings, photo shoots – other days are all about research… developing plans for the next few weeks… deciding which outfits to wear to upcoming events – all that jazz! I have been doing this for a while now and it can definitely take a toll on my energy level throughout the day, especially because I like to keep a rather bubbly, upbeat feel to my blog… but also want to make sure that I present the best (and happiest) version of myself to my followers and to the world! As a result, comfort and style are totally an important part of my overall image and to the first impression that I make… when I am either on camera, entering a room, or meeting a brand representative for the first time – this is when my love for Skechers really starts to blossom!

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Skecherize

I started pairing up all of my outfits and ‘Skecherizing’ everything… so that the overall look was chic, fashionable, and comfortable! Once I started wearing Skechers, I realized exactly what I had been missing all along and how much better I felt throughout the day! I also found that with some of their shoes being an awesome cross between sport and style, I was able to do things like hit up the gym, then head directly to a meeting… simply by changing up my outfit and leaving my Skechers on! The same shoes that provided me the cushion I needed at the gym, were also the same shoes that provided me the comfort and chicness that I was looking for when pairing them up with my stylized pieces! Each of us get older with each day that comes, and as we grow older, we also tend to grow wiser – I definitely grew ‘shoe-wiser’ and really started to invest in my feet! I had so much more energy and felt so much lighter overall after I started implementing Skechers into my closet and sporting them around town – a 30-minute walk literally felt like 5 minutes – pretty awesome!

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Now that we’re in mid-summer, it’s perfect for what’s out there in the “sandal world!” I wanted to see what new cute chic styles were available. I found two adorable pairs – 2nd Take – Fall 4 Me and Indulge 2 – Urban Safari – purchasing them online was so easy – before I knew it… I had them in hand! Once I received them, I stepped out to a little beach I like to call Sugar Beach! This spot is super cute, definitely a chic little beach experience and best part is – it is filled with baby pink umbrellas – how much better can things get than that?

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With the goal of showing that women (and anyone!) can feel strong and empowered if they truly believe in themselves, Stephanie Kalen launched ChicSophistic in 2014. She uses her blog as a way to express herself creatively and she has discovered that sharing her lifestyle, fashion tips, food choices and travel experiences with the world is her absolute passion.

 

HAPPY 150th BIRTHDAY CANADA!

As proud patrons of this great country we call home, we celebrated Canada’s 150th birthday in true Canadian fashion – strongly, proudly and with a lot of RED and WHITE!

And of course, with shoe selections that followed suit 😉 SKECHERS has some ready to rock red and white styles that we know you’ll love to wear for the rest of the year in support of the country we all call home.

This past weekend we fired up our BBQs, gathered our s’mores sticks and lit up the sky with fireworks to celebrate this MILESTONE birthday for the northern nation that knows it was responsible for making hockey a sport and that idolizes the mastermind genius who came up with the deliciousness that is poutine. We drank our Tim Hortons, ate our Timbits and made sure that we took full advantage of our women’s SKECHERS collections that kept us comfy and patriotic all weekend long. We stepped into one of our favourite women’s sport Empire – Inside Look style for our long walks, relaxed in our SKECHERstreet Hi-Lite sneakers and made sure to catch some rays with our trusty heritage D’Lites – With It shoe by our side.

And for the men/boys – we had them covered too! Our men stayed active in their Men’s Track – Bucolo sneakers and the boys lit up the night (almost as bright as those sparklers!) in their forever favourite Boys Energy Lights style.

Here are some fun facts about Canada that you can mull over while you recover from this weekend’s rowdy festivities. Some of them were news to us!

CANADA FUN FACTS

  • Nunavut did, at one point, have polar bear-shaped license plates. They don’t anymore.
  • 4 Caribou (reindeer) live in Canada.
  • 20% of the world’s fresh water is in Canada and we have more lakes than all other countries combined.
  • 31% of Canada is taken up by forests.
  • 77% of the world’s maple syrup is made in Quebec.
  • Canada has more doughnut shops per capita than anywhere else.
  • Basketball was invented in Canada.
  • ‘Eh’ is not placed just anywhere in a sentence. It’s at the end used as a confirmation, agreement, or question.
  • Some of Hollywood’s biggest (and hottest 😉 ) stars come from up North – like Ryan Reynolds, Ryan Gosling, Justin Bieber, Drake, Celine Dion, Shania Twain, Seth Rogan, Elisha Cuthbert, Jim Carrey, Ellen Page, Rachel McAdams…need we say more?
  • Canada is home to 3,468 Tim Hortons restaurants.
  • For one day in 1943, Ottawa designated a hospital room to be “extraterritorial”(international) ground so a Dutch princess could be born a full Dutch citizen.
  • And every year the Netherlands sends Canada thousands of tulipsto show their gratitude. Which inspired Ottawa’s annual Tulip Festival.
  • Kraft Dinner (“KD”) is the top-selling grocery item in the country. Canadians consume 55% more of itthan Americans do.
  • Canada has an “Apology Act”. It allows an apology in court to be a sign of compassion and empathy, not guilt.
  • Our nation’s official phone number is 1-800-O-Canada.

Don’t forget to continue Canada’s birthday celebrations over the summer with SKECHERS! Make sure to check out the ones featured in this post and browse our site for MORE!

WATERFALLS AND WINERIES

Ahhh! Canada is finally in summer mode and we can’t wait to get going on our favourite outdoor activities. As we all know, summer is such a short season so make sure to get outside as much as you can to explore our vast lands of wheat and mountain peaks, rolling wine regions, stunning waterfalls and more! We know Canada is beautiful, so let’s experience it!

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We have a soft spot for Southern Ontario. With beautiful beaches that line the Great Lakes, award-winning wineries you can treat yourself to and northern cottage countries that go on for miles, we have it made and it’s a region that deserves some boasting. Although some people only recognize Hamilton as Ontario’s steel town, it’s incredible to note that it is actually the home of more than 100 waterfalls and big or small, they are all worth a visit. Waking up early when the world is still quiet and all you can hear is the water crashing onto the rocks is the best way to experience these natural beauties.

If you’re a wine lover but can’t make it all the way to Okanagan, BC to fill up your glass with some robust reds and sweet whites, then Niagara’s wine region is the next best place to be. Some of these wineries may not be as big as you’re used to, but the small-batch collections are carefully crafted and are so tasty you’ll start taking Ontario wines seriously. The region is so abundant we’ve even got Mike Weir and Wayne Gretzky getting in on the action! Who can resist a glass from The Great One and the 2003 Masters champ?

And when you feel satisfied from all the wine and cheese, don’t forget to stop off in Niagara Falls where you can admire one of the Seven Wonders of the World (right in our own backyard!!) and enjoy a colorful and eclectic stroll up Clifton Hill.

FUN FACT: Our Great Lakes make up the largest body of fresh water on Earth, accounting for one-fifth of the freshwater surface on the planet. Lake Ontario is the smallest of them all, but one of our greatest metropolises – Toronto a.k.a the 6ix – runs along the shoreline as well as a curious little neighborhood full of colorful beach/gingerbread houses in Grimsby, ON. It’s amazing what we have so close to us and many find it easy to call Lake Ontario home.

And of course, while we get our feet wet at the waterfalls and admire the summer sunsets over Lake Ontario, we’ve always got our SKECHERS on to keep us comfy from morning to night.

But of course, there is so much more to our beautiful country than Southern Ontario. Don’t forget to take on some of our other provinces! You can enjoy stunning mountain views in Squamish, BC, incredible rivers and lavender farms in Montreal and quaint fishing ports in the beautiful and always hospitable Twilingate, New Foundland. No matter what you love to do, Canada has something for you!

Check out all the styles we wore on this adventure!
Seen in the images from top to bottom—Reggae Loopy and Redemption sandals, Luxe South Coast BOBS, Bright Horizon sport bungee with our Memory Foam insole,  BOBS Plush Dream Doodle flats, GOVulc2 Definite sneakers and our favourite women’s Hi-Lite style.

 

 

 

 

 

SHOE HACKS YOU’LL LOVE

For those who love to think out of the box on sprucing up their sneaks and sandals, we have a slew of hacks for you! Whether your shoes are too tight, need a little refresh or you just want to give them a totally new look, these style secrets are a great way to ramp up your shoe game. Read on for easy, fun ways to make your Skechers go the extra mile!

Got a pair of sandals that you totally adore, but are a little too tight? Put your socks to work! Slip a thick pair and wear your shoes over them (at home is fine; we’ll keep this look just between us) and your shoes will gradually loosen up over time. Whip off those socks… and your perfectly stretched soles are ready to rock!

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Some soles can squeak a little when you walk (not that ours do!)… and the cure-all may be right in your closet! Just shake a little baby powder into your shoes, and it can keep the sound at bay. Plus, baby powder has a nice scent for those who want to freshen up their soles.

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For shoes that have a little more stink, something as simple as tea bags can do the trick! The below Skech-Knit shoe is great for letting your foot naturally breathe, but for those styles that don’t breathe as well, tea bags are a totally natural alternative to shoe deodorants, and you can make them any scent you please… just raid your kitchen cabinets for your personal favorites, drop a couple dry, unused tea bags into smelly shoes and let them sit for a wonderfully scented solution to old soles.

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Here’s a totally easy way to spruce up your lace-up sneaks, without buying anything at all! Skechers sneakers come with two sets of laces, so you can always go crazy with a new color. Explore new ways to lace up your sneaks – a simple new pattern can give your old soles an entirely new look. It’s especially great for updating kids’ sneaks; invite them to come up their own new designs… they’ll soon be showing them off to their friends at school!

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Are your laces getting a little frayed at the edges? Extend their life with a couple pieces of tape from your drawer… just wrap them around the ends, and you’re done! It’s simple and quick – and when you get home, you can always switch them out with your second set of Skechers shoelaces!

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Have any great shoe hacks that you love? Share your top tricks in the comments!